In memory of Lee Chan who passed away at her home in the early morning
of Tuesday, October 23, 2012. At her request there will be no memorial
service. The daughter of Carlos Z. Kendrick and Gloria Eileen Morgan,
Judith Lee was born on September 9, 1943. She had a brother, Randy and
two sisters, Debbie and Kim. Lee graduated from the University of
California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She travelled Europe.
Lee and her husband, Rick Chan, complemented each other and had a
remarkably rich relationship that kept them together for over thirty-six
years. Her love of reading and widespread knowledge led her to become a
board member of the Friends of the Library in Dunsmuir and to participate
in literacy programs. Extraordinarily aware, her inquisitive mind and
independent spirit sparked her zest for exploring life. Lee threw herself
whole-heartedly at the projects she needed to sustain her boundless energy.
Her organizational skills were underscored by her drive and determination.
The many facets of her personality reflected her complex nature. Blessed
with a lively sense of humor, Lee was gregarious, genial and fun to be with.
She would readily engage in conversation and could speak intelligently on
virtually any subject. Her candor had a genuine down-to-earth quality that
was disarming. She could be clinical and yet compassionate and comforting.
She was tough as nails but at times totally emotional and fragile. Lee had
integrity and would never hesitate to stand for the truth or to promote
justice. She had a fine sense of what was appropriate. Lee possessed an
unmatched depth of character.
Anyone who has met her knows that they were in the presence of someone
truly special. She is greatly missed.